Beautiful, NM pressing of Mike Garson's incredible Oxnard Sessions, Volume 1. A truly fantastic Jazz LP. Shipping $4 with tracking number. Artist: Mike Garson Format: LP Record Label: Reference Recordings Genre: Jazz Instrument, Piano
Album Notes Personnel: Mike Garson (piano); Rick Zunigar (electric guitar); Bob Shephard (alto saxophone); Bob Summer (trumpet); Billy Mintz (drums).
Liner Note Authors: Jeff Lavner; Mike Garson.Recording information: Civic Auditorium, Oxnard, CA (08/01/1990/08/02/1990). This is a strictly acoustic set by pianist Mike Garson who has had a diverse and productive career. Most of the tracks feature Garson in a trio with the underrated bassist Brian Bromberg and drummer Billy Mintz. Bob Shepherd (on tenor and alto) and trumpeter Bob Summers help out in a mostly supportive role on two numbers. Garson is the dominant player throughout, sounding a bit like McCoy Tyner on "Without Self," showing sly humor on "Nothin' To Do Blues," giving "Tenderly" (particularly the second version) an investigation worthy of Lennie Tristano), adding some unexpected twists and turns to "Lady Be Good" and jamming over his own intense bassline in a duet with guitarist Rick Zunigar on "Solar." Recommended. ~ Scott YanowMainstjukebox Visit my eBay stor